How to Dry Your Flowers

There are several methods you can use to dry your fresh flower petals. We recommend a combination of pressing and air-drying for the best colour variations.

In the case that you aren’t happy with the final dried result, you can request that we add flowers to match the fresh vibrant colour. Just attach a photo of the colours you would like us to add and we’ll choose the closest match from our wild flower supply. We only add in additional flowers at your request, otherwise we will only use the special flowers you provide.

For air-drying:

To air dry remove flowers from water. Place flowers with stems in a dry, clean vase. If flowers are without stems you can lay them on a paper towel, making sure to change to a fresh piece if it gets moist or wet. Make sure the room is not damp or cold (I.e., basement) and has good airflow. Do not put fresh flowers in the freezer or fridge, or in a sealed plastic bag. 

For pressing: 

  1. Remove the individual petals from the flower and lay them flat between two pieces of paper towel (make a flower petal sandwich).
  2. Ensure there is no overlap of the petals.
  3. Place the sandwiched flowers between two smooth/hard surfaces (such as between the pages of a heavy book) ensuring there is weight pressing down.
  4. Periodically check your paper towel. If it feels damp to the touch, it must be replaced with two fresh pieces. This step is important to avoid flower decay from excess moisture.
  5. Drying the petals will take approximately one week, however it may take longer.
  6. Keep flowers pressed until they are fully dried. Fully dried flowers feel slightly brittle and the paper tower will have no residual moisture.
  7. You may notice a colour change in your flower petals once dried, this is normal!

Watch the short clip below to see how we press our petals!